Leona Lewis expresses gratitude to Michael Costello for his apology: ‘I wish you good health.’
Last Monday, the TV personality and wife of artist John Legend apologised for being involved in a bullying scenario. However, Lewis is turning the page only a day after accusing designer Michael Costello of leaving her “embarrassed and wounded” by cancelling an agreement to outfit her for a 2014 event because she didn’t believe her shape was “sample size” – and following Costello’s reaction contesting her accusation.
“I love you guys so much for the support you’ve shown, there are always two sides to any storey, and that’s evident here,” Lewis said in an Instagram storey post on Wednesday afternoon, before directly addressing the designer.” For your apologies, Michael,” she said, “I hope you recovery and hope you feel better.”
Lewis said in an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon, “I love you guys so much for the support you’ve shown, there are always two sides to any storey, and that’s evident here, but I choose forgiveness,” before addressing the designer directly.
“For the time being, remember that today is a new day, and share the love.” Costello did not reply to EW’s request for comment, but in a message posted to his Instagram page Wednesday evening, he looked to be ready to move on from the drama.
To recap what happened the day before, Lewis chastised Costello on Tuesday, a day after he chastised Chrissy Teigen for her public apologies for being a “troll” in her early Twitter days, and that he was still “traumatised” by their encounters in 2014.
Lewis detailed an alleged encounter with Costello and his staff, in which they failed to; dress her for an occasion on Instagram. Lewis stated on Tuesday, “I felt so humiliated and profoundly wounded.”
“I wasn’t allowed to walk in his outfit since I didn’t appear like a model size. I was forced to sit in the audience and was questioned by the press about why I didn’t walk into the event. I recall having to make up reasons because I felt so ashamed.”
Costello reacted on his Instagram account a few hours after Lewis’ first post, claiming he’d personally reached out to her about her comments and that he’d had many letters from her team enquiring about his designs since 2014.
“No dis, no shade, no hatred,” he wrote. “I love you and your music, and I’m still following you, but I’m not sure what happened.” One of Costello’s Instagram stories purported to display an email from a stylist’s assistant looking for a look for Lewis for the American Idol finale last month.